Media advisory: CSU to Host Comparative Medicine Symposium on Friday, May 25


The Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on Friday will host a Comparative Medicine Symposium from 1-4 p.m. at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave., in Fort Collins.

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Comparative medicine is defined as the effort to improve human and animal health through the study of animal diseases.

Dr. Craig Franklin from University of Missouri will be the keynote speaker, talking about “Sentinel Programs: Strengths and Limitations” from 1-2 p.m.

Three recent CSU graduates will present topics relevant to their current areas of expertise:

• 2-2:30 p.m. – Dr. Liz Magden will discuss “Acupuncture in Nonhuman Primates”
• 2:45-3:15 p.m. – Cristina Weiner will discuss “Surgically-induced Models of Alzheimer’s Disease in Rodents”
• 3:15-3:45 p.m. – Dr. Eric Hutchison will discuss “Nonhuman Primate Behavior and Environmental Enrichment”

The Colorado State University Laboratory Animal Resources, in conjunction with the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, offers post-DVM graduate training position in comparative animal medicine. The core program includes residency training in laboratory animal medicine and graduate research, and is designed to culminate in both American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification eligibility, and an MS or PhD degree in the department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology.